Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 9th Dec 2006 23:03 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu According to Google Trends, but also according to Distrowatch, our own statistics here at OSNews and overall sense of the industry during 2006, Ubuntu has a big leap in mind share ahead of its competition (please note that we don't dare to say "market share", although we are pretty confident that it's the most used Linux desktop out there today). The second Fedora has a very small edge ahead of SuSe (while in US is a clear second), while Debian is following fourth. Mandrake+Mandriva (add both names on Google Trends and then sum the results) is clearly way below the previous four distros, but a clear 5th nonetheless. Last year Ubuntu was only a bit ahead of the other distros worldwide, but 2006 seems to have skyrocketed the distribution in the people's minds and computers.
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Lies, damn lies and Google trends
by ayeomans on Sun 10th Dec 2006 09:39 UTC
ayeomans
Member since:
2005-11-14

New headline:
Linux twice as popular as Windows XP and Ubuntu is twice as popular as Windows Vista.
Just look at the Google stats http://www.google.com/trends?q=%22windows+xp%22%2C+~*~@...
(Actually the latter may be really true right now, if only include the official RTM release.)

All you are comparing is popularity of the keywords. Which doesn't distinguish between "xxx is great", "where do I buy xxx", "how do I get xxx to work", "xxx is junk".

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twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Why would you look for "xxx is junk"?

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